Union Springs Academy is a Christian school where people work together to promote wholeness in a physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe environment. Christ’s example is reflected in our commitment to academic excellence and Christian service.
This means Union Springs Academy:
• provides support and motivation towards spiritual maturity.
• challenges each student to realize his/her full academic potential.
• seeks to preserve a heritage of Seventh-day Adventist beliefs and values.
• recognizes and accepts the uniqueness of each individual.
• encourages a greater personal awareness of global and individual concerns.
Union Springs Academy is registered with the Board of Regents of the University of New York and accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities which is a recognized member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation.
The New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists K-12 Board of Education is the controlling board for Union Springs Academy. This board is composed of New York Conference administrators, educators, lay persons, and pastors.
In harmony with the teachings of Jesus and the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Union Springs Academy recognizes and observes the seventh day (Saturday) as the Sabbath. This day of rest is observed from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Students are expected to act in harmony with the sacredness of the day. Secular music, books, and magazines should be laid aside and the mind and conversation directed to themes suited to the sacred spirit of the day.
Union Springs Academy was founded in 1921 and is owned and operated by the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The academy traces its roots to various “home-schools” which began in western and central New York in 1901. USA is situated on a hill overlooking Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. The present school campus was formerly a Quaker boarding school known as Oakwood Seminary. Over the years the campus has grown to include buildings for administration and classrooms, dormitories, church, faculty housing, farm, orchard and athletic facilities. For over nine decades Union Springs Academy has provided quality Christian education to young people from New York, New England, Canada and abroad. It is part of USA’s purpose to educate students for a lifetime. The unique and vibrant beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are present throughout the campus in class instruction, work duties, behavioral standards and dormitory life. Daily worship services and Bible instruction enhance the lives of faculty and students alike.